'H1Z1: Fight For The Crown' Brings Esports To The CW

H1Z1: Fight For The Crown airs tonight, April 20, at 9 pm EST on The CW The CW

When you think of esports, the common games that come to mind are MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2, shooters like CS:GO and Overwatch or even card games like Hearthstone. Looking to shake things up tonight on The CW is H1Z1: Fight For The Crown, a team-based game that's unlike any other out there.

H1Z1: Fight For The Crown is a 15-team competition, featuring entrants from powerhouse esports groups like Echo Fox, Cloud9, CLG and more all competing for $300,000 in prize money. During the tournament, all 75 contestants are dropped into a game of H1Z1: King of the Kill. If you are unfamiliar with the game mode, think of it like The Hunger Games. Players only have one life and must fight to be the last man standing. Because this is a team-based event, the rules are changed to whatever team is the last group standing.

Some interesting stats about H1Z1: King of the Kill and the competitors participating in Fight For The Crown Photo: The CW

To celebrate the event, developer Daybreak Games is selling H1Z1: King of the Kill for $11.99, 40 percent off the original price. This discount will end on April 24, so act fast if you want to save some cash. It should be noted that H1Z1: King of the Kill is still in Early Access, but development has been continuing at a regular pace.

H1Z1: Fight For The Crown will air tonight, April 20, on The CW at 9 p.m. EST. If you want even more H1Z1: Fight For The Crown content, a video series showing the build-up of team Echo Fox is available to watch online. The series follows former NBA player and team owner Rick Fox and CEO Jace Hall as the two form the team that is represented at Fight For The Crown.

So what do you think? Are you going to tune in to watch H1Z1: King of the Kill? What other non-traditional esport would you be interested in watching? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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